This is the surreal moment a photographer captured a newborn baby giving a "death stare" to the doctors who were trying to make her cry. The process is undertaken in order to help remove liquid from a baby’s lungs, but even at just a few seconds old, little Isabela was having none of it.
Photographer Rodrigo Kunstmann was there to capture the birth of baby Isabela Pereira de Jesus, who was born at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro. And it was the stare she gave her attending physician moments after she was born that Kunstmann says has changed his life and his career.
The photographer has since published the photo to his Facebook page, captioning it “Today is my birth and I don’t even have clothes for this event." The image has been picking up traction online, with thousands of shares. Speaking to The Evening Standard, he said:
"I feel like a blessed person, I never imagined that a single photo could change my life and career. I have been a photographer for 11 years, I hope I can inspire others to never give up on their dreams, God's plans will always be fulfilled."
As for what happened next, he spoke to Crescer to reveal it was only upon having her umbilical cord cut that Isabela began to cry. "When I posted it, I thought it would have the potential to become a meme, but it’s always a matter of luck."
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